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Applications & regulations available for Gozo Carnival 2012

The National and Regional Celebrations Committee within the Ministry for Gozo has said that applications and regulations for the participation in Gozo Regional Carnival 2012 are now available. Competitions 1 – 2 – 3 – Company of Dance in Costume and Dance. Competitions 4 – 5 – 6 – Floats. Competitions 7 – 8-9 – [...]
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Enemalta announces fuel prices down from tomorrow

Enemalta has announced that fuel price are to go down and will come into effect from tomorrow, Thursday, the 1st of September, 2011. Unleaded fuel, diesel and kerosene will all go down in price. The revised price list is shown below: Fuel Product Previous Price Revised Price Change Unleaded €1.43 €1.40 €0.03- Diesel €1.33 €1.29 [...]
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Malta’s unemployment rate at 6.3% is below EU average

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.0% in July 2011, unchanged compared with June. It was 10.2% in July 2010. The EU27 unemployment rate was 9.5% in July 2011, unchanged compared with June. It was 9.7% in July 2010. Eurostat estimates that 22.711 million men and women in the EU27, of whom 15.757 [...]
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Liquigas announce LPG cylinders price rise from tomorrow

Liquigas have this evening announced new prices for liquid pressurised gas (LPG), from tomorrow, Thursday, the 1st of September. The increases, Liquigas said, were due to several reasons, including, “the high prices on the international market and erratic movments over the last few months, which in general were caused by the instability around the Mediterranean [...]
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Twenty one aquariums displayed at Gozo’s Annual Fish Show

It was a time of intense preparation and work for the Gozitan members of the Malta Aquarist Society in the build-up to their 8th Annual Show, which was held recently in the main hall of the old Ninu Cremona Lyceum. The show was officially opened by the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono. This year a [...]
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Direct descendant of Mondion pays first visit to Fort Manoel

When Monsieur Pierre de Bonneville and his family visited Fort Manoel during their recent first-ever trip to Malta, there was more motive than a passing interest in Maltese history. For Monsieur de Bonneville is a direct descendant of Charles-François de Mondion, the renowned military engineer who, under the patronage of Portuguese Grand Master Manoel de [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Zebbug on Friday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Zebbug, Gozo, on Friday, the 2nd of September, between the hours of 8.30am and 12.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ FRA BASKAL, TRIQ DUN KARM CACHIA, TRIQ MONS. GUZEPPI DE PIRO, TRIQ IL- PONTA, TRIQ IL- MITHNA [...]
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An exhibition of Gozitan Memories from the last World War

A briefing letter written to a friend in July of seventy years ago – during the Air Raids, by Ms Rita Galea of 60, Church street, Nadur (1941), will be just one of the highlights on display in the exhibition Memories From the Last World War. The exhibition will also include a first.time publication of [...]
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Atrocious human rights violations cause extreme alarm – UN

The United Nations voiced “extreme alarm” at reports of “atrocious human rights violations” in Libya, including mass summary executions apparently carried out by Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi’s forces in the last few days before they lost Tripoli, the capital. “We are also deeply concerned about reports that there are still thousands of people unaccounted for who [...]
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July’s inbound touists were up by 1.3% on last year

Tourstat data showed that inbound tourists in July were estimated at 161,648, up by 1.3 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year. Total nights spent were estimated at 1,560,040. Estimates indicate that 137,031 tourists visited Malta for holiday purposes, accounting for the absolute majority of arrivals. A drop was registered in the [...]
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Victory Day celebrations being held in Victoria next Sunday

The National and Regional Celebrations Committee within the Ministry for Gozo is organising a memorial ceremony for Victory Day, this coming Sunday, the 4th of September 2011, at 11.00am, in Independence Square in Victoria. This ceremony will be presided over by the Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono. The programme will be as follows: 11.00am Re-enactment [...]
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Qala’s St Anthony’s Battery restoration almost complete

St. Anthony’s Battery, known locally as it-Trunciera is being restored by the Qala Local Council with the help of MEPA and Din l-Art Helwa. St Anthony’s Battery is an early 18th century military outpost designed to serve as a gun battery for the defence of the coast and the channel between Gozo and Comino. It [...]
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Self-service terminals more accessible for all – EU project

An EU-funded project is aiming to make self-service terminals, such as public transport ticket vending machines or public information kiosks and cash dispensers, more accessible for the one in six Europeans who have a disability or the 87 million Europeans aged 65 and over. According to an EU study, only 38% of bank cash machines [...]
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Work well underway on Gozo’s Astra and Aurora theatres

The Astra and Aurora Theatres in Victoria have received almost €100,000 each from the NGOs scheme launched by the Ministry for Gozo associated with the plan of action 2010-2012 on eco-Gozo. The Ministry for Gozo said the funds for the La Stella Philharmonic Society project will be used for the restructuring of key facilities within [...]
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